"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel


Carlos Santana - open heart

"The most valuable possession is an open heart and the most powerful weapon is an instrument of peace." ~Carlos Santana

Lucretius - torches of life

"In a brief space the generations of beings are changed, and, like runners, pass on the torches of life." ~Lucretius

Thought for Today - Noticing Goodness

"The more I develop the habit of noticing goodness and only holding onto the good in others and situations, the more my own sense of well-being will rise." ~Thought for Today-UK

Olivia Erasquin - tears

"Tears are the language God understand." ~Olivia Erasquin


Alice Herz-Sommer Quotes

"Every day is a miracle. No matter how bad my circumstances, I have the freedom to choose my attitude to life, even to find joy. Evil is not new. It is up to us how we deal with both good and bad. No one can take this power away from us." ~Alice Herz-Sommer

"I look where it is good." ~Alice Herz-Sommer


Andre Rieu Quotes

"All the good things must end." ~Andre Rieu (CORONATION CONCERT of Holland)

"Classical music does not belong to the elite - I want to open the door and bring it back to the people where it belongs." "Contrary to popular opinion, classical music does not have to be enjoyed amid exclusive circles, there need not be any snobbishness attached to it. It's there for everyone. I play for the people." ~Andre Rieu

"Contrary to popular opinion, classical music does not have to be enjoyed amid exclusive circles, there need not be any snobbishness attached to it. It's there for everyone. I play for the people." ~Andre Rieu

"I make music to touch the souls of people as it's a language we all can speak." ~Andre Rieu

"My dream is to make the whole of classical music accessible for everyone." ~Andre Rieu

"Music is my breath, my blood, my life, my everything." ~Andre Rieu

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Thought for Today - Close to Perfection

"When nothing attractive attracts you, even in your thoughts, you can then be said to be close to perfection." ~Thought for Today-UK

Leo Schofield - artist

"Every now and then an artist comes on the scene and immediately captures the public imagination." ~Leo Schofield


Quotes on LIGHT

"The path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day." ~The Bible

Photo: Grabbed from Teddyboy


Beyond our power to explain or know,
There is a spark that kindles an inward glow
And turns it outward as a signal fire,
Beaming the farther as it reaches higher.

We need only crack the dark soul's lantern door
And the spark will leap to life at its very core,
Filling the vessel with a blaze of light
And sending a beacon deep into the night.

Lord God, I open my lantern, dark and still.
Kindle my soul with the quick spark of your will.
Let love be my fuel and your truth the flame
That shines out of me to glorify your name."
~Barbara Kunz Loots

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♥ྀ Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806-1861 ♥ྀ


warm and heavy

as pure gold,
and the angels sing softly

to the newborn babe.”
~Edward Esch (“Light and Gold").

“Where glowing embers through the room
Teach light to counterfeit a gloom.”
~John Milton on Light


"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." ~Anon

"A flower awakens its delicate petals to caress the morning dew, only to dance and rejoice in the precious light of this new day. Isn’t it wonderful that you’re meant to shine in that very same way?" ~Robert Clancy on Enlightened Hearts

“A goddess is a woman who emerges from deep within herself. She is a woman who honestly explored her darkness and learned to celebrate her light. She is a woman who is able to fall in love with the magnificent possibilities within her. She is a woman who knows the magic and mysterious places inside her, the sacred places that can nurture her soul and make her whole. She is a woman who radiates light. She is magnetic." ~Anon

"A lantern can give you light only when you light it." ~Munia Khan

"A luminous light remains where a beautiful soul has passed." ~Antoine Boveua

"Acts of kindness are the light that brightens the lives of others." ~A.D. Williams

"All of us have that light within us. Sometimes we become disconnected from it. Nobody is better than anybody else, no judgement, we are all a part of everybody else, love lives within all of us regardless of how we act sometimes." ~Collective Evolution

"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow." ~from ANNA KARENINA by Leo Tolstoy

"All you are and all you’ll ever be is divine love. Your precious soul has always known this…you just need to spend your life trying to remember this beautiful light." ~Robert Clancy on YOU ARE THE LIGHT

"And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see - it is, rather, a light by which we may see - and what we see is life." ~Robert Penn Warren

"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same." ~Marianne Williamson

"As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way." ~Mary Anne Radmacher

"As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way." ~Mary Anne Radmacher

"Awake all living souls and shine thy light." ~Lailah Gifty Akita

"Be a bringer of the Light. For your light can do more than illuminate your own path, you can be the light which truly lights the world." ~Neale Donald Walsch

"Be Fearless: May your precious soul become a radiant light that dances among the shadows of all your fears and doubts." ~Robert Clancy

"Be gentle and loving with each being for they are in your path to help you remember your light." ~Rodger Briley

"Become a lantern lighting the way for others and you’ll find yourself surrounded by lanterns lighting the way for you." ~Begin with Yes

"Become the Light: If you’re unable to find a beacon of hope, become one. There’s always someone who needs you." ~Robert Clancy

"Become the Light: Never let your circumstances define you—good or bad. The light you have within yourself is so much more than that." ~Robert Clancy

"Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." ~Chinese Proverb

"Climbing a mountain may bring you closer to heaven’s light; helping others overcome their mountains makes you become heaven’s light." ~Robert Clancy

"Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light." ~Norman B. Rice

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"Don’t let a busy mind stop you from sharing the light that shines from inside you." ~from White Lady Funerals

"Don't let someone dim your light, simply because it's shining in their eyes." ~Anon

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ~Anton Chekhov

"Even flawed diamonds shine in their inherent brilliance when they seek the light." ~Robert Clancy on Seek the Light

"Even if you are a smallest forest surviving off of moon alone, your light is extraordinary." ~Nayyirah Waheed

"Every living thing has a LIGHT. Look for the LIGHT in others and hold that LIGHT in your heart in all that you exchange with them." ~Sue Fitzmaurice

"Every moment of light and dark is a miracle." ~Walt Whitman

"Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark." ~Rabindranath Tagore

"Fight the darkness from within by reaching the light. We're the ones who will decide which path to take." ~Dwayne Segador

"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World." ~Christopher Columbus

"Friends are diamonds who reflect the light of our spirit." ~Mary Davis

"Friends are like street lights along the road. They don't make the distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile." ~© Lynne and FB Ups, Downs and Roundabouts

"Give light and people will find the way." ~Ella Baker

"God's light is a beacon in a world lost in darkness." ~A Spiritual Journey

"Great Leaders are like candles. They burn themselves up to give others light." ~Turkish Proverb

"Grief from the loss of a dear loved one is there to show you the depths of your heart—because even in your darkest place, love’s light still shines there." ~Robert Clancy

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~Steve Kloves (otherwise known as Albus Dumbledore)

"Healing Prayer: May the Lord give you enough faith and hope to help you find the light on the dark days you can’t change and enough love to become that light on the days you can." ~Robert Clancy

"Her light shines brightly like a star on a noonday!" ~Leah C. Dancel, January 25, 2018 on Mocha Uson Blog (Presidential entourage to India)

"I burn my candle at both ends, it may not last the night,
But, oh my foes and of my friends it gives a lovely light." ~Anon

"I know i cannot make the whole world BETTER or BRIGHTER, but at least I can light a candle and keep the darkness away from my OWN small CORNER and help others with the simple light I have." ~Sparkling Dew

"I light a candle every night
Sending wishes to my angels above
Keep him safe this man I love
Watch over him and show your light
Let him know as I close my eyes to sleep
I am in his arms as I dream.
~Sandra Gibbs

"I live and love in God's peculiar light." ~Michelangelo

"I love the promise of the light but I also value the darkness and what it brings: the deep rest and the dreaming we need for ourselves and our world; the strength and willingness to see those things in ourselves and others that shy away from the spotlight." ~Oriah

"I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars." ~Og Mandino

"If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go." ~ Steve Maraboli

"If there is light in the soul,there will be beauty in the person." ~Chinese Proverb

"If there is light in your heart, you will find your way home." ~Rumi

"If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your own path." ~Anon

"If you listen, not to the pages or preachers but to the smallest flower growing from a crack in your heart, you will hear a great song moving across a wide ocean whose water is the music; connecting all the islands of the universe together, and touching all you will feel it touching you around you, embracing you with light. It is in that light that everything lives and will always be alive." ~John Squadra

"If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining." ~from Small Things Are God's Blessings

"If you want something, release the wish, and let it light on its desire, completely free of personal." ~Rumi

"In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way." ~Yoda

"In darkness there is no choice. It is light that enables us to see the differences between things; and it is Christ who gives us light." ~Mrs. C. T. Whitemell

"In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light." ~Hans Hofmann

"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary." ~Aaron Rose

"In times of darkness, turn on your soul's light." ~A.D. Williams

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." ~Aristotle

"It is often in the darkest hours that we begin to see a glimmer of light, and of hope." ~Anon

"It might be easier to find your way home on a lighted pathway, but life is so much grander when you can light that way for someone else." ~Robert Clancy

"It truly is at my Darkest Moments when I most sense The Divine Light." ~Soul to Soul

"Know your light within and trust it, for that is where the truth is revealed to your precious soul." ~Robert Clancy

"Let the waves carry love and light into your day." ~I Must be a Mermaid/jmab

"Let your beautiful light shine bright." ~Aspire to Inspire

"Let your Light illuminate someone's darkened path, the softness of your touch give them comfort and your Smile lift their broken spirit." ~Kim Bayne "Optimistic Guidance" © 2014

"Let your light shine so brightly that it can be seen from afar." ~Trudy Brookes

"Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark." ~Emmanuel Dagher

"Let your sleep be brightened with shimmering light of hopes and dreams." ~Leah C. Dancel, 15 July 2013

"Lies evaporate when exposed to truth's light." ~A.D. Williams

"Light a fire of truth around your life, and all that is false in this world will cower at the sight of you." ~Mia Hollow

"Light, air, sound. In every space, it's how you embrace those things." ~Michael Gabellini

"Light came to me when I realized that I did not have to consider any racial group as a whole. God made them duck by duck and that was the only way I could see them." ~Zora Neale Hurston

"Light can only enter the darkness and the darkness can never enter the light; therefore when you shine from within, others will never be without that light." ~Robert Clancy

"Light in Nature creates the movement of colors." ~Robert Delaunay

"Light is good from whatever lamp it shines." ~Anon

"Light is more beautiful when it has to fight to be noticed, light sunlight fighting through the clouds after a rainstorm." ~Anon

"Light is more important than the lantern,
The poem more important than the notebook."
~Nizar Qabbani

"Light is the symbol of truth." ~James Russell Lowell

"Live in rooms full of light." ~Cornelius Celsus

"Look at light and admire its beauty. Close your eyes, and then look again: what you saw is no longer there; and what you will see later is not yet." ~Leonardo da Vinci

"Look for the beauty in each day. See the light...smell the fragrance... listen to the birds sing..." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Love is Infinite! Love’s light reaches every corner of the universe. Imagine now just how big your heart truly is when you share that light." ~Robert Clancy

"Love is like all the stars in the heavens. The beautiful light it creates reaches every corner of the universe." ~Robert Clancy

"Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity; as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest." ~Leonardo da Vinci

"Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle." ~Georg C. Lichtenberg

"May eternal rest grant unto her oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her!" ~Ida Solijon Aguilar on Nang Meming's First Death Anniversary

"May the light shine brightly upon your path and may you know you are loved. You are a gift to this world." ~Illuminating Souls

"May you find the light within you and have the courage to take a chance." ~Soulfully Grateful

"May you have the warmth of a good home, the sweetness of a new day and the brightness of a candle that is set upon the hill." ~Katie LynnJanae' D'Alessandro

"Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world." -Anthon St. Maarten

"Never let the darkness of this world, keep you from seeing the light of God that shines all around you." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Never underestimate the light you bring to the world with your beautiful smile." ~Robert Clancy

"No matter how much you may try and hide your light, your soul finds a way to shine. " ~"Illuminating Souls

"No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you'll find the positive side of things." ~Demi Lovato

"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." ~Maya Angelou

"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light." ~Brené Brown

"Our blindness don't let us see the light that shines from our hearts making us already whole and complete. We must feel it so that it can lighten up our world." ~Anon

"Out like a light." ~Anon

"People can be animals. They will use you, take you for a ride, abuse you and take all your precious light away from you. Rise above their manipulation and egotistical bullshit because they are NOTHING without you. No one deserves your light but yourself." -Karen A. Baquiran

"Raise the blinds of your heart so the light of a thousand endless summers will shine down upon it." ~Robert Clancy

"Reaching to the Light; standing, strong, straight and tall, nothing is more exemplary than a magnificent tree." ~Mira Secerov

"Remember: Always walk in the light. And if you feel like you're not walking in it, go find it. Love the light." ~Anon

"Seek the Light: Even flawed diamonds shine in their inherent brilliance when they seek the light." ~Robert Clancy

"Shine on. Let nothing dim the light that shines from within." ~Maya Angelou

"Shine your light on love and truth, and your soul will glow." ~A.D. Williams

"Shine your light so bright the entire world will see your inner beauty." ~Sharon K. Brayfield

"Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we'll need no other light. " ~Goethe from Small Things are God's Blessings

"Sometimes we need to experience the darkness to appreciate the light. If you're going through a difficult time right now, remember - this too shall pass, and life will shine brighter than ever." ~Christine, The Brighter Side of Life

"Stand tall in face of adversity to have the greatest view of hope’s precious light." ~Robert Clancy

“Stay Light! Angels always win every battle against darkness, because their weapon of choice is light.” ~Robert Clancy

"The best lighting is not too dim or too bright. Avoid fluorescent lighting or direct sunshine." ~Blanche Richardson

"The bright light of your soul is your wealth to share with the world." ~Christine Mary, Live a Happy Wise Life

“The inner light actually comes from the soul; it is already inside us. The moment we can have free access to our soul, we will see that this light is coming to the fore to permeate our whole outer existence.” ~Sri Chinmoy

"The light has its own mind." ~Leah C. Dancel

“The lights are on but no one's home.” ~Anon

“The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.” ~Ellie Rodriguez

"The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities." ~Khalil Gibran

“The light within you is greater than the darkness around you.” -John Bevere

"The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be." ~Shakti Gawain

“The more wisdom angels have, the brighter a light they are in.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

"The more you face towards the light, the more your old baggage just drops away." ~from FB/The Journey

"The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light." ~Khalil Gibran

"The star dies, but the light never dies; such also is the cry of freedom." ~Nikos Kazantzakis

"The sun, the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man - burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-colored glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray." ~Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

"The sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light, While it's here is up to us." ~Alexandra Elle

"The wound is the place where the Light enters you." ~Rumi

"There are people who carry love and light to others. They are messengers of hope." ~Susan Gale Wickes

"There are two kinds of light - the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures." ~James Thurber

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." ~Edith Wharton

"There can never be a more beautiful you, than when you shine the way only you can. Today is your day to be that light!" ~Robert Clancy

"There is a beauty in pain.
The darkness has to be faced or there
is never a way to the light."
~Thomas Plummer

“There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.” ~Mother Teresa

"There is something in the human spirit that will survive and prevail, there is a tiny and brilliant light burning in the heart of man that will not go out no matter how dark the world becomes." ~Leo Tolstoy

"There will be days where you think the darkness will just never end… but the light always comes and it will find you." ~Thomas Plummer

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha ...

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” ~Victor Hugo

"To see the light, there is always hope." ~Anon

"Truth is a naked and open daylight." ~Francis Bacon

"Walk upon the path of Truth, Light and Love " ~Rose Russell

"Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you." ~John Ruskin

"We all have a beautiful light within. We sometimes forget it is there." ~John Holland

"We are all broken, that's how the light gets in." ~Ernest Hemingway

"We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light. " ~Evelyn Dunbar from Robin L Photography

"We are not called to shine our own light; we are called to reflect His." ~Stacy L. Sanchez

"We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice." ~Albert Pike

"We keep our eyes wide open, knowing that the light could lead us to do undreamed-of things." ~Paulo Coelho

"We need the darkness to find our most amazing light. Out of the darkness we emerge, shining, stunning, in magnificence and love." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together." ~Brian Andres

“What is to give light must endure the burning.” ~Victor Frankl

"What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight." ~Joseph Joubert

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, freedom is to the soul of a wolf." ~Anton

“When does the dust of life seems to be a golden haze? When the whole gloomy day is manipulated by the ray of light through a lamp, ignited by a person with a surprise of love beneath an act of compassion.” ~Manish Kathuria

"When light comes together the brightness only increases. When the darkness meets itself, nothing changes, unless there is a glimmer of light, for it is then there is no more darkness." ~Robert Clancy on HOPE

"When the sun takes its final breath just before its last rays drop below the horizon, let all the twinkling stars in heaven remind you that the light of hope will never leave your side." ~Robert Clancy

"When there seems to be no light for your day, bring your own; you are your own sunrise." ~Robert Clancy

"When we see everyone is a part of us, that any criticism we make is self-criticism, we will extend to ourselves an unconditional love that will light the world." -Harry Palmer

"When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take a step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe one of two things will happen ~there will be something solid for us to stand upon, or we will be taught to fly." ~Anon

"When you possess light within, you see it externally." ~Anaïs Nin

"Wherever there is light, one can photograph." ~Alfred Stieglitz

"You are a bright light in the world and give love to those who need it most." ~Nametests

"You are a light born to shine. You are not who the world thinks you are. You are not what you think you are. You are as God created you. Never see yourself less than that. You are powerful than you know." ~Ke~mi Sogunle

"You are the light of the world. Shine, and darkness will disappear." ~Paulo Coelho

"You can never lose your way, for your LIGHT will always guide you back home." ~Shari Alyse

"You have the nicest window, you know? None of the others can even compete. It´s not flashy like the others, or bleary – your window gives of this nice, quiet light." ~Banana Yoshimoto

"You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you, in your own way can illuminate the world." ~Lynne, Ups, Downs and Roundabouts

"You should shine with all of your light all the time." ~Garth Stein

"You’ll be as strong as an oak tree when you believe in the strength of your roots; you shed what is needed for your growth and you forever reach for the light." ~Robert Clancy

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” ~E.E. Cummings


Lights in the Bible

"For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life." ~Proverbs 6:23


Neon Lights

"Neon shines through smokey eyes..." ~Dave Matthews Band

"They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. They say there's always magic In the air." ~George Benson

"When you can see the neon sign of the bank, the restaurant or whatever, the businesses are there, that's great. It's a great partnership." ~Geoff Brown

"When you open your heart, you add light to the world." ~Adele Basheer

"Your destiny is bright and true. You are a bringer of light. You are a vessel for love. When you smile, the heavens shimmer with joy. Celebrate your life, sweet friend, there is goodness here for you." ~Illuminating Souls



"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." ~Anon

"A frown will bring the sun down, but a smile will light a thousand miles." ~Robert Clancy

"A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy - the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love." ~Thomas C Haliburton

"All smiles are created with love...and a sprinkle of angelic light." ~Robert Clancy

"An angel will always appear to illuminate every dark day of your life." ~Robert Clancy

"Be thankful for every heartbreak. Its purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and break your heart open so new light can get in. Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Keep the faith. It won't rain forever." ~Anon

"Blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make yours burn any brighter." ~Anon

"'Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours." ~Ayn Rand

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." ~William Butler Yeats

"Everything that irritates us about others is a bright light shining on our own WORST traits that we deny exist." ~‪Peter Xie-wu‬

"Healers are spiritual warriors who have found the courage to defeat the darkness of their soul, awakening and rising from the depths of their deepest fears, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. Reborn with a wisdom and strength that creates a light that shines bright enough to help, encourage and inspire others out of their own darkness." ~Melanie Koulouris

"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience." ~Patrick Henry

"In the eyes of the angels you’re a beautiful celestial masterwork created by God. Let the world see that art that’s showcased by your heart. All you have to do is light it up with a radiant smile." ~Robert Clancy

"In your darkest hour, even the smallest ray of light will beckon your heart to never give up." ~Robert Clancy on HOPE

"Just when you thought your light was about to go out, you saw a little flicker, fed it with love and watched it reignite again! Feed your soul daily with faith and love and you will never stop shining!" ~Shari Alyse

"Life is always a polarity. If there were no darkness there would be no light. If there were no trouble there could never be any peace. If the sun always shone you would not appreciate it. You have to learn sometimes through conditions that seem a nuisance. One day you will look back and say, "We learned our best lessons not when the sun was shining, but when the storm was at its greatest, when the thunder roared, the lightning flashed, the clouds obscured the sun and all seemed dark and hopeless". It is only when the soul is in adversity that some of its greatest possibilities can be realized." ~Silver Birch

"No my friend, darkness is not everywhere, for here and there I find faces illuminated from within; paper lanterns among the dark trees." ~Carole Borges

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars." ~Martin Luther King Jr

"Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy." ~Henri Frederic Amiel

"The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights." ~Giotto di Bondone

"The world is a much better place because of you. You are our home and our light." ~Mhiel Dancel

"To trust God in the light is nothing, but trust him in the dark that is faith." ~C.H. Spurgeon

"We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together." ~Brian Andres

"Who says you cannot hold the moon in your hand?...Tonight when the stars come out and the moon rises in the velvet sky, look outside your window, then raise your hand and position your fingers around the disk of light....There you go . . . That was easy!" ~Vera Nazarian

"You are a light born to shine. You are not who the world thinks you are. You are not what you think you are. You are as God created you. Never see yourself less than that. You are powerful than you know." ~Ke~mi Sogunle

"You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner." ~Jac Vanek

“You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.” ~Oprah Winfrey, Goodreads

"You may think your light is small, but it can make a big difference in other people's lives. Let your Light shine!" ~Anon

"Your heart should be just like the Earth—filled with life while you spin endlessly ‘round a beautiful light that warms your soul." ~Robert Clancy

"Your heart will let more light in when it’s fully open, but that’s also how you enlighten everyone around you." ~Robert Clancy on Be the Light


"At times there will be fire; this we can't avoid. But its up to us to decide whether it will consume or purify." ~Christen Rodgers

"Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in." ~ George Eliot (1819-1880)



"A garden is a poem conceived in light,
Born in birdsong, fruited in flight."
~Mark Tredinnick, from ‘Anthology’

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"His high endeavours are an inward light.
That makes the path before him always bright.
~William Wordsworth


"I waited for the Lord
He appeared in blinding light
He led me through the darkest night"
~Chris Tomlin


by Raed Braun

Look for/at the invisible lights!

It’s a spectrum for the heart.

Where and how do you paint your Journey?
Find the most beautiful colour:

Your life: the best masterpiece you can draw!
Seek to find the light.

It only brightens when it is dark enough.



Call upon forgiveness to release your precious soul;
Forgiving allows for living; it makes the Universe whole.
Grace will light your way; there’s only one path that’s true;
It’s the one that leads to love, the one with the heavenly views.

You may have shared your heart; you may have some regrets;
But the greatest plan for your soul hasn’t even happened yet.
Stay true to who you are; don’t give up on life’s fight.
It will all be worth it in the end; keep walking the path of light.
~Robert Clancy


"When you have come to the edge
Of all light that you know
And are about to drop off into the darkness
Of the unknown,
Faith is knowing
One of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on or
You will be taught to fly”
~Patrick Overton


"You come like sunlight through a window
to the hallway of my heart.
Grace is illuminating places
that have only known the dark.
I've never been so blessed
to have met someone.
I never would have guessed
that you'd come for me -
I'd lost all faith in the Mystery,
in the handiwork of God."

From "The Handiwork of God" on the CD, The Offering


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Abd-el Kadar - precious pearls

"Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuos." ~Abd-el Kadar

Thought for Today - Forgiveness Will Bring Me Closer To Others

"Why is it hard to forgive others? Usually because we believe that they are 90% to blame for the problem, that I am not as bad as they are. So I start to carry the load of other people's actions. If my ego is too hurt, I will have the sense of correction, of justice: 'I know I am right', 'That is not fair'. But if I start to forgive from the heart, sincerely, then this kind of feeling and attitude begins to dissolve. I remain humble and this forgiveness will bring me closer to others. Then I do not carry regrets or anger, I just let go and remain light." ~Thought for Today-UK



"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth." ~Harun Yahya

"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." ~Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojarhiu)

"I am a part of all that I have met." ~Alfred Lord Tennyson

“I am done with great things and big things, great institutions and big success, and I am for those tiny, invisible molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which if you give them time, will rend the hardest monuments of [a person's] pride.” ~William James

"I am so clever that sometimes I do not understand a single word of what I am saying."
~Oscar Wilde

"I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I am truly happy when the ones I love are happy." ~A.D. Williams

"I am two women: one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. I'm a housewife and a prostitute, both of us living in the same body and doing battle with each other." ~Paulo Coelho

"I acknowledged the deep longing in my heart. What I hungered for was an inner peace that the world could not take away." ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

"I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close." ~Henry J. Kaiser

"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." ~Frank Lloyd Wright

"I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance." ~Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

"I believe the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but those that bring simple little pleasures, following one after another softly, like pearls slipping off a string." ~ ~Lucy Maud Montgomery

"I can't complain but sometimes I still do." ~Joe Walsh

"I can't criticize what I don't understand. If you want to call this art you've got the benefit of all my doubts." ~ Charles Rosin

"I can't think of any sorrow in the world that a hot bath wouldn't help just a little bit." ~Susan Glasee

"I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies." ~Oscar Wilde

"I choose not to feel guilty for any bad choices or decisions made in the past. I choose to see myself though eyes of compassion and forgiveness. I give myself permission to forgive myself. How liberating is that! Why? First, I don't see how dwelling on negative feelings can heal or teach me anything. Second, looking back at my life and assessing some of the situations, I can honestly say I did the best I could with what I had under the circumstances. Third, I have chosen to accept all aspects of myself, my strenghts as well as my weaknesses, and forgiving myself for past choices is the first step in healing and living a life free of regrets and resentments. I deserve happiness, harmony, and peace and these cannot be achieved by carrying around an overabundance of negativity shaped as GUILT." ~Anon

"I claimed myself and remade my life." ~Dorothy Allison

"I count myself in nothing else so happy, as in a soul remembering my good friends."~From Richard II by William Shakespeare

"I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited." ~Oscar Wilde

"I do not dream at night, I dream all day, I dream for a living." ~Steven Spielberg

"I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with the roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I feel sorry for people who do not drink. When they wake up in the morning it is as good as they are going to feel all day." ~Frank Sinatra

"I felt humbled by my riches and regretted that I took for granted the abundance that already existed in my life." ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set I go into the other room and read a book." ~Groucho Marx

"I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society." ~Henry David Thoreau

"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"I have a thing with the camera. The lens is unconditional. It doesn’t judge you." ~Debra Winger

"I have always tried to hide my own efforts and wished my works to have the lightness and joyousness of a springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labours it cost." ~Henry Matisse

"I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Giving and receiving - not giving and taking." ~Joyce Grenfell

"I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange or payment." ~Frances Farmer (1910-1970)

"I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized." ~Henry David Thoreau

"I have often depended on the blindness of strangers." ~Adrienne E. Gusoff

"I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." ~W.B. Yeats

"I have such poor vision I can date anybody." ~Garry Shandling

"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." ~Oscar Wilde

"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go." ~Rachel Joy Scott

"I have thought too much to stoop to action." ~Adam De Lisle

"I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion." ~Themistocles

"I hope one day you will realize I did truly care for you. I promise you, you're going to miss me being there, putting up with you, and refusing to give up on you. You're going to regret everything you've done to me, including all the damage you caused. Someday, you'll look back and wish things could of be different. I might of been worthless to you, but I am of great value to myself." ~Anon

"I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers someone is taking the time to plant some." ~Herbert Rappaport

"I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother." ~Martha Gellhorn

"I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." ~Vincent van Gogh

"I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love." ~William Butler Yeats

"I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings, even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn't guarantee that others will be good people. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. As for others, you can only choose to accept them or walk away." ~Anon

"I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." ~Rita Rudner

"I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about." ~Oscar Wilde

"I may not be perfect, but parts of me are excellent" ~Ashleigh Brilliant

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” ~Vincent van Gogh

"I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires." ~Kahlil Gibran

"I prefer to be hated for telling the truth, than loved for telling a lie." ~ Djamellah Dancel Occena

"I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works." ~Oscar Wilde

"I so believe in the fact that we are somehow born to love the truth" ~Diane Sawyer

"I think a lot of people don’t understand what real romance is. Anyone can buy flowers, candy and jewelry. The truly romantic things in life are those little things you do every day to show you care, and that you’re thinking of them. It’s going out of your way to make them happy. The way you hold her hand when you know she’s scared, or you save the last piece of cake for him. The random text or call in the middle of the day, just to say “I love you” or “I miss you”. The way he stops to kiss you when he passes by. It’s dedicating her favorite song to her, and letting her eat your fries; telling her she’s beautiful. It’s putting your favorite show on pause so she can tell you about her day, and laughing at his jokes, even the really lame ones. It’s slow dancing in the kitchen and kissing in the rain. Romance isn’t about buying, it’s about giving. True romance is in gestures." ~Anon

"I think that perhaps we always fall in love the very first time we see the man of our dreams, even though, at the time, reason may be telling otherwise, and we may fight against that instinct, hoping against hope that we won't win, until there comes a point when we allow ourselves to be vanquished by our feelings..." ~Paulo Coelho

"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time." ~Calvin and Hobbes

“I used to believe that anything was better than nothing. Now I know that sometimes nothing is better.” ~Glenda Jackson

"I want to go soon and live away by the pond, where I shall hear only the wind whispering among the reeds. It will be success if I shall have left myself behind. But my friends ask what I will do when I get there. Will it not be employment enough to watch the progress of the seasons?" ~Henry David Thoreau

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time." ~Anna Freud

"I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again." ~Oscar Wilde

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

"I will wander further from what I have called my home - to the home which is forever inviting me. In such an hour the freedom of the woods is offered me, and the birds sing my dispensation. In dreams the links of life are united: we forget that our friends are dead; we know them as old." ~Henry David Thoreau

"I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again." ~Oscar Wilde

"I would say the biggest failures I've had were at a time when I believed my own hype." ~Simon Cowell

"I'm not a teacher but an awakener." ~Robert Frost

"I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed." ~Robert Frost

"I want someone who will say I love you every night and proves it every day." ~Anon

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Amelia E. Barr Quotes

"It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it." ~Amelia Barr

"It is always the simple that produces the marvelous." ~Amelia E. Barr

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Natalie Babbitt - live

"Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live." ~Natalie Babbitt

Bodie Thoene - right and convenient

“What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.” ~Bodie Thoene

Charlotte Bronte Quotes

"As to the sufferers, whose sole inheritance was labor, and who had lost that inheritance; who could not get work, and consequently could not get wages, and consequently could not get bread; they were left to suffer on, perhaps inevitably left." ~Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

"Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us." ~Charlotte Bronte

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will." ~Charlotte Bronte

"I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give." ~Charlotte Brontë ( Jane Eyre )

"I have for the first time found what I can truly love. I have found you." ~Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre)

"If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust; the wicked people would have it all their own way: they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse. When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should — so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again." ~Charlotte Bonte, from JANE EYRE (1847)

"If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship we must love friends for their sake rather than our own." ~Charlotte Bronte

"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones." ~Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre)

"Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last." ~Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

"Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings." ~Charlotte Bronte

"There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort." ~Charlotte Brontë

"You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength." ~Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

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Oliver Martinez - most of the time

‎"It's not only imagination, it's the distortion of the vision. You suddenly think, This person is idealistic, this person is strong, this person has dreams, when you know better most of the time. You put what you want to see on people." ~Oliver Martinez

John Lubbock Quotes

Photo Credit: from Motivating Inspiration, FB

"A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work." ~John Lubbock

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books." ~John Lubbock

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

"We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth." John Lubbock

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for" ~John Lubbock

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Rachel Green - journal

"'Keep a gratitude journal and write down ten things each day you are grateful for' - this makes you feel good because you'll start to focus on the positive things in your life." ~Rachel Green

Ryne Sandberg - respect

"I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do - play it right and with respect." ~Ryne Sandberg

Thought for Today - Self-Worth

"Your own value is determined also by what you are able to make of yourself." ~Thought for Today-UK

Sannyasin - unity

"Where the ego promotes control by fear, the soul promotes freedom in love. Where the ego seeks separation, the soul seeks unity." ~Sannyasin


Gail Godwin - for what you are

"One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are." ~Gail Godwin

Madame Chiang Kai-shek - tenses of life

"We live in the present, we dream of the future, and we learn eternal truths from the past." ~Madame Chiang Kai-shek

Arland Ussher - humor

"Humor is despair refusing to take itself seriously." ~Arland Ussher

Granville Sharp - what you wish

"Always endeavor to really be what you would wish to appear." ~Granville Sharp

Jean de La Bruyere Quotes

"If you wish to be held in esteem, you must associate only with those who are estimable." ~Jean de La Bruyere

"Out of difficulties grow miracles." ~Jean De La Bruyere

"The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?" ~Jean De La Bruyere

"There are but three events in a man's life: birth, life and death. He is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live." ~Jean De La Bruyere, Les Caracteres (1688)

"There are some who speak before they think." ~Jean De La Bruyere

"Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings." ~Jean de la Bruyere

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Eulalio Diaz Quotes

"A broken heart is not about romantic love, though that opens a fissure within that can lead to a deeper realization." ~Eulalio Diaz, CW-FB, 22 January 2012

"As we heal our heart and become whole again we become agents to heal the world." ~Eulalio Diaz, CW-FB, 22 January 2012

"Human mind is so limited to comprehend the infinite universe." ~Eulalio Diaz, FB

"Our greatest strengths are experienced when we balance the energy of the mind (logical) and our heart (emotional and spiritual). The mind has it role; for it to function well it must be connected to the heart, that inner voice, our intuition." ~Eulalio Diaz, CW-FB, 22 January 2012 

"Sometimes we build barriers around our heart to protect ourselves from more pain and hurt, but in doing so we cut ourselves from receiving love, the greatest medicine. Give the love you have been waiting for to others first, and, it will surely come back to you, multiplied." ~Eulalio Diaz, CW-FB, 22 January 2012

"We live in a broken world. Many of us are nursing broken hearts, living half a life as our soul remains asleep." ~Eulalio Diaz, CW-FB, 22 January 2012

L. Ron Hubbard Quotes

"A man who is willing to accept restriction and barriers and is not afraid of them is free. A man who does nothing but fight restrictions and barriers will usually be trapped." ~L. Ron Hubbard

"Negation of decision, refusal of decision, letting others decide are the most powerful sources of aberration. They apply to any and all subjects." ~L. Ron Hubbard

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Sonia Chuquette - vibes

"Give yourself permission to immediately walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. Just trust what you feel." ~Sonia Chuquette


If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
"A mind filled with peace creates a heart filled with contentment." ~Thought for Today-UK

"A soft voice is the sound of peace." ~Anon

"A walk down an old country road is the perfect place to learn that true inner peace comes not by thinking about what you want, but by thanking God for what you already have." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Be at peace in your spiritual being, and you will be at peace as a human being." ~A.D. Williams

"Be gentle with your thoughts. Be kind with your heart. Be at peace with your soul." ~A.D. Williams

"Being still does not mean don't move. It means move in peace." ~E'yen A. Gardner

“But otherwise — painting and, to my mind, particularly painting peasant life, gives peace of mind, even though one has a lot of scraping along and wretchedness on the outside of life.” ~Vincent Van Gogh, written on June 22, 1885

"By cultivating beautiful peace ~ we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity." ~Vernon Howard

"Do not let anything unsettle you or stop you from finding your inner peace." ~Anon

"Do your best to be at peace with your soul, and the experiences you are here to learn and grow through." ~Tracey Smith

"First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others." ~Thomas a Kempis

"For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace." ~The Bhagavad Gita

"Forgiveness doesn’t take a piece of your heart away…it carries your heart to a place of peace." ~Robert Clancy

"Forgiving is rediscovering the shining path of peace that at first you thought others took away when they betrayed you." ~Dodinsky

"God I ask that you stand with those I love today, comfort them if they are in need, watch over and guide them along their way, and fill their souls with the peace that you have given me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Hugs help! A favorite doll is sometimes all that's needed to calm a child down and bring peace to a family." ~Jeff Diver

"I choose a peaceful way of life when I sit with myself in the morning and get connected within." ~Barb Schmidt

"I have tried to capture the feeling of serenity that washes over you when you first dive into the cool waters of crystal-clear creek or river, silently gliding over the stones…calm, and in a world of your own." ~Laini Eckardt, Artist (Avant Card)

"I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world." ~Sadako Sasaki

"If there is peace in your mind you will find peace with everybody. If your mind is agitated you will find agitation everywhere. So first find peace within and you will see this inner peace reflected everywhere else. You are this peace!" ~Papaji

"If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having." ~Henry Miller

"If we do indeed seek to bring peace to the world, we can do it by first bringing peace to ourselves. A person cannot give what they do not have." ~Thomas D. Willhite

"If we pursued peace the way we pursued money, heaven would touch earth." ~ A.D. Williams

"If you are at peace with the world, the world will be at peace with you." ~Pat Bertram

"If you are losing your peace in your quest for peace, you are not on the road to peace. The road to peace is peace." ~Alan Cohen

"If you believe in peace, act peacefully; if you believe in love, acting lovingly; if you believe every which way, then act every which way, that's perfectly valid - but don't go out trying to sell your beliefs to the system. You end up contradicting what you profess to believe in, and you set a bum example. If you want to change the world, change yourself." ~Tom Robbins from Ups, Downs and Roundabouts

"If you don’t make peace with your past it will keep showing up in your present." ~Wayne Dyer

"If you have Inner peace nobody can force you to be a slave to the outer reality." ~Sri Chinmoy

"If you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults." ~Sri Sarada Devi

"Imagine if all humanity lived in the spirit of love and respect. This is peace on earth. This is heaven." ~A.D. Williams

"In the final analysis, the hope of every person is simply peace of mind." ~Dalai Lama

"Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions." ~Anon

"Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions." ~Gerald Jampolsky

“Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its won unhurried pace.” ~Brian L. Weiss from My Renewed Mind

"Inner peace springs out of inner purity." ~Our Daily Bread

"It is a joy to be in a sanctuary of peace and birds in the woodland." ~Leah C. Dancel, 15 May 2015, Life in the Outback a place called Wonboyn
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"It isn't enough to talk about peace, one must believe it. And it isn't enough to to believe in it, one must work for it." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"It's only by starting in a place of peace that we find our purpose and power." ~Martha Beck

"It is the garden of peace you seek, but it is not a tangible place that exists in the world - it is within." ~Bryant McGill

"Kindness brings love. Love brings respect. Respect brings truth. Truth brings peace." ~A.D. Williams

“Let love be the peace-filled ocean your heart swims in from now until the end of time.” ~Robert Clancy

"Let peace begin with me." ~Janice Jackson Miller

"Letting go a little brings a little peace. Letting go a lot brings a lot of peace. Letting go completely brings complete peace." ~Ajahn Chah

"May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace." ~Umair Siddiqui

"May love be your muse, patient not hurried. Let peace be the comfort to ease all your worries." ~Robert Clancy

"Make peace with what was and allow what is to flow in to your heart. Your soul will thank you." ~Mila Bron

"May the Miracle of Peace
Live in You
May the Miracle of Love
Flow through You
May the Miracle of Light
Illuminate your Path
All the days of Your Life." ~Julie Parker

"May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace." ~Positive Thoughts

“My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am.” ~Anais Nin

"My peace will not be determined by the lack of noise or turmoil around me. I choose calm even in their midst." -Kathy Loun Stilley

"Nobody can bring you peace but yourself." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

"One cannot find peace in work or in pleasure, in the world or in a convent, but only in one's soul." ~W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

"Once you have learned to be comfortable alone, you will walk the way of DEEP PEACE. To be your own best friend is the greatest gift. It offers you complete peace because you no longer need to seek for anything. You have found it all right where you stand. This is bliss!" ~Eileen Dielesen, the "Woman with a Dream"

"Peace and love are eternal." ~John Lennon

"Peace be with you, Seasons of the Year!
Peace be with you, Spring, who
Restores the earth to youth! ~Kahlil Gibran

"Peace begins when expectation ends." ~Sri Chinmoy

"Peace begins within, and radiates outward." ~Sue Krebs

"Peace begins with love and respect." ~A.D. Williams

"Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals." ~Unknown on World peace

"Peace can be agreed around the conference table, but unless it grows in ordinary hearts and minds, it does not last. It may not even begin." ~Jonathan Sacks

"Peace comes from being aligned with the present moment. Wherever you are, you feel that you are home—because you are home." ~Eckhart Tolle

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ~Siddhārtha Gautama

"Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." ~Anon

“Peace goes into the makLing of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.” ~Pablo Neruda

"Peace in the midst of storm." ~Alvin Slaughter

"Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time." ~Lyndon B. Johnson

"Peace is a process of responding to diversity and conflict with tolerance, imagination, and flexibility; war is a product of our intent to stamp out diversity and conflict when we give up on the process of peace." ~George E. Lyon

"Peace is always beautiful." ~Walt Whitman

"Peace is found in the gentle whispers of love. You can’t catch what you must simply breathe in." ~Robert Clancy

"Peace is found on the inside. Where have you been looking?" ~Byron Katie

"Peace is gazing at the stars with the knowledge that you know their Creator." ~@GodFruits.com

"Peace is not a gap between times of fighting, or a space where nothing is happening. Peace is something that lives, spreads, and needs to be looked after." ~Katherine Scholes

"Peace is not happenstance. It is a living fire that must be fed constantly. It must be tended to with vigilance, else it dies out." ~Libba Bray

“Peace is not just the absence of conflict; peace is the creation of an environment where all can flourish regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, gender, class, caste or any other social markers of difference” ~Nelson Mandela from a message to the Global Convention on Peace and Non-violence, New Delhi, India, 31 January 2004, International Day of Peace

"Peace is not the absence of trouble but the presence of Christ." -Sheila Walsh

"Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God." ~Anon

"Peace is seeing a sunset, and knowing who to thank." ~Anon

"Peace is that state when each individual fully exercises his or her responsibilities to ensure that all individuals fully enjoy all rights." ~Anon

"Peace is that state when every individual is able to survive and thrive without being hampered by conflict, prejudice, hatred, antagonism, or injustice." ~Anon

"Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be." ~Wayne Dyer

"Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart." ~Anon

"Peace lives in any given moment and presents itself only to those that know where to look for it regardless of what is going on at any given time." ~PML is Good for the Soul

"Peace of mind happens to a man only after he has developed deep insight, only after he starts seeing the things in the right perspective." ~Sam Veda

"Peace of mind is a beautiful thing to see, but peace of heart allows you to see the beauty in everything." ~Robert Clancy

"Peace: one compassionate heart at a time, choosing to see the promise of light in the dark." ~ Margaret M. Painte

"Peace was contingent upon a certain disposition of the soul, a disposition to receive the gift that only detachment from self made possible." ~Elizabeth Goudge (1900-1984)

"Peace was given to your soul upon creation. Your heart simply has to rediscover it during your journey through life." ~Robert Clancy

"Peace will be realized only by forging bonds of trust between people at the deepest level, in the depths of their very lives." ~Buddhist Teaching

"Peace will not come out of a clash of arms, but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"People say walking on water is a miracle, but to me walking peacefully on earth is the real miracle." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up." ~Alfred Whitehead

"Seek and find the freedom of the spirit, for where there is true freedom, there is peace, and where there is peace, there is love, and it is love that unlocks all doors." ~Eileen Caddy

"Some people mistakenly conclude that cultivating compassion is all about others’ benefit, whereas the first benefit is to us. Compassion brings us peace of mind. It attracts friends. Friends are based on trust and trust develops when we show concern for others." ~Dalai Lama

"Sometimes the greatest gift you can give yourself is time for quiet contemplation. Your soul’s wisdom often emerges in the quiet places. Spend time in nature. Go for walks. Allow yourself to unplug. It is in the quiet that your consciousness settles and you can breathe into a deeper place of peace." ~Illuminating Souls

"Spend time enjoying the beauty of nature. It will bring you inner peace and serenity." ~Sherry Kane, I am Complete Women's Retreat

"Stop giving people the power to steal your peace. It belongs to you and no one should be able to run away with it." ~A. Elle

"The glory of action and peace of mind speak about the secret of day. Day is completely associated with life. The splendour of achievement sings the glory of life as well as of day in reflection of sunlight." ~Kumarmani Mahakul

"The key to inner peace lies in choosing what to embrace; and what to ignore." ~Helen Murphy

"The more peaceful I am inside, the more peace I have to share with others." ~Louise Hay

"The most valuable possession is an open heart and the most powerful weapon is an instrument of peace." ~Carlos Santana

"The ocean is my peace." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"The peace and safety for which you yearn is not a matter of food, clothing, and shelter. It is a matter of love. Love and be loved, and all else will be added unto you." ~Neale Donald Walsch

"The peace of the Angels was our guide in overcoming difficulties as i travelled the lonely path of single motherhood." ~Leah C. Dancel, 6 January 2016

"The road to peace begins with truth, is paved with respect, and ends with love." ~A.D. Williams

"The true peace of God begins at any spot a thousand miles from the nearest land.” ~Joseph Conrad

"The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things." ~Peace Pilgrim

"The world needs peace, love and brotherhood. Instead of walls of hatred being erected we need peace to prevail and for this to occur people of all faiths must join together." ~Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad

"There is no peace without forgiveness." ~Marianne Williamson

"There is peace even in the storm." ~Vincent Van Gogh

"Think of what would happen if everyone woke this morning thinking of helping others instead of helping themselves - likely peace on earth. This is heaven." ~A.D. Williams

"Those who tried to break you are expecting you to be in fight mode. Conquer them with your peace." ~Thema Davis

"To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life - bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace." ~Peace Pilgrim

"To create peace on earth, you must first discover the peace that has always existed within your heart." ~Robert Clancy

"To make peace we must understand and be able to deal with problems of emotions." ~Anon

"To make the world a place of peace, you first have to start by making your heart a peace-filled place." ~Robert Clancy

"Tolerance, like any aspect of peace, is forever a work in progress, never completed, and, if we're as intelligent as we like to think we are, never abandoned." ~Octavia Butler

"True peace can be experienced only when we stop giving and taking sorrow. In order not to give sorrow we need a clear heart that has no ill feelings and for not taking sorrow we need a big heart that can tolerate and help other souls to get over their weaknesses." ~Thought for Today-UK

"True peace is found when you calmly walk the grace-filled path within your heart while you’re in the midst of all life’s chaos." ~Robert Clancy

“We all wish for peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds.” ~Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

"We are grateful for your service. We will never forget. May the world know peace and freedom because of your courage and sacrifice." ~A.D. Williams

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves." ~Dalai Lama XIV

"We must live in peace with nature and other animals, before we can live in peace with other people." ~A.D. Williams

"When peace embraces, calm extends." ~Tina Donovan

"When we create peace, and harmony, and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives." ~Louise L. Hay

"When we have peace in our hearts and minds, we draw peace into our lives." - Iyanla Vanzant

"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others." ~Peace Pilgrim

"When you find the peace within yourself, you know you have found the path." ~Native Americans

"When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace." ~Anon

"When your heart is ready, PEACE will come looking for you." ~Ajahn Chah

"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Where we hold peace in our heart.... so peace can reign upon earth... we are the creators and we are the peacemakers... the choice is ours." ~Sally Claridge Teixeira

"You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you." ~Joseph B Wirthlin

"You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level." ~Eckhart Tolle

"You'll know you’ve made the right decision when there is peace in your heart. Stop listening to what the world says you should do. Start listening to your own heart. There are only a few people in this world who will stay completely true to you, and YOU should be one of them. Listen to your own voice, your own soul, too many people listen to the noise of the world, instead of themselves. Deep inside, you know what you want, let no one decide that for you." ~Anon



"Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace within the storm." ~Anon

"When we sip tea, we are on our way to serenity." ~Alexandra Stoddard



"Because all existence is founded upon the ever-present state of union, everything already exists in a state of tranquility. However, this state of tranquility is masked from us by our assumption that there is a separation, that there is a problem." ~Suzuki Roshi

"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness." ~Thomas Jefferson

"Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed." ~Indra Devi

"Meekness is calm confidence, settled assurance, and rest of the soul. It is the tranquil stillness of a soul that is at rest in Christ. It is the place of peace. Meekness springs from a heart of humility, radiating the fragrance of Christ." ~Matthew Henry

"The only thing necessary for tranquility in the world is that every child grows up happy." ~Chief Dan George

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Arthur Forman - on getting along

"Not everyone thinks the way you think, knows the things you know, believes the things you believe, nor acts the way you would act. Remember this and you will go a long way in getting along with people." ~Arthur Forman

The Alchemist - idea

"Everyone seems to have a clear idea on how OTHER PEOPLE should Lead their Lives, but NONE about his or her OWN," ~The Alchemist

C. JoyBell C. Quotes


“Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure. And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many things that you learn you realize you have taught yourself.” ~C. JoyBell C.


"Destiny is real. And she's not mild-mannered. She will come around and hit you in the face and knock you over and before you know what hit you, you're naked- stripped of everything you thought you knew and everything you thought you didn't know- and there you are! A bloody nose, bruises all over you, and naked. And it's the most beautiful thing." ~C. JoyBell C.


"Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it." ~C. JoyBell C. from Recovery Girl


“I am a flawed person. A brook with many stones, a clear blue sky with many blackbirds. I have many shortcomings. A rainbow that’s not long enough, a starry night with clouds. But I can only be thankful to the God who loves me just this way, and I can only be grateful to the people in my life who accept the clear blue sky with many blackbirds and who are patient with the rainbow that isn’t long enough. And because of this, I am taught love, because of this I love my God, and I love these people.” ~C. JoyBell C.


"I am a person. I am not always happy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; sometimes I feel sad, sometimes I feel angry. Sometimes I see brokenness in the world and I feel like I'm dying inside because I want to fix it! I am a person. I am not continuously grateful for everything and everyone 100% of the time. Because sometimes, I don't feel grateful! Sometimes I feel betrayed, other times I feel deceived. Because I am a person. And I am tired of the schools of thought and the judgmental eyes that offer up their plates of useless opinion when I am not 100% floating up there in false pretenses of perfection. I do not want to be false. I want to be a person. And I want to feel and I want to think, and no, not everything in life is something to be grateful for; and no, not everything in the world is something to be happy about. I am a person. My face can do a lot of things aside from smiling. My face can look peaceful, it can look thoughtful, it can look Divine. I can frown and sometimes my eyebrows are scrunched up in the middle; that's because I'm thinking! I am a person. A person that is so much more than what popular opinion expects is the definition of perfection. But I AM perfect. I am perfect the very way that I am. And I would never want to be only what popular thought would expect of me. I am so much more than that." ~C. JoyBell C. - Writer

“I am an extremely sincere individual. I am sincere, to a fault. One of the many things that I have come to realize, to learn, is that sincerity must be reserved and given only to those who deserve it." ~C. Joybell C.


“I'm not in search of sanctity, sacredness, purity; these things are found after this life, not in this life; but in this life I search to be completely human: to feel, to give, to take, to laugh, to get lost, to be found, to dance, to love and to lust, to be so human.” ~C. JoyBell C.


“I consider myself a stained-glass window. And this is how I live my life. Closing no doors and covering no windows; I am the multi-colored glass with light filtering through me, in many different shades. Allowing light to shed and fall into many many hues. My job is not to direct anything, but only to filter into many colors. My answer is destiny and my guide is joy. And there you have me...” ~C. JoyBell C.


“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” ~C. JoyBell C.


“I have learned, that the person I have to ask for forgiveness from the most is: myself. You must love yourself. You have to forgive yourself, everyday, whenever you remember a shortcoming, a flaw, you have to tell yourself "That's just fine". You have to forgive yourself so much, until you don't even see those things anymore. Because that's what love is like.” ~C. JoyBell C.


“If I am to be fallen into love, I will. And if as a result I will appear to be stupid, disillusioned, and of poor judgment, I will. And I would be damned if I cared what other people think. For I would rather be thought of as all of these things, than not love. If in loving, I become the naked woman on the horse, I will ride that horse with my head held high. This is my spirit. I am unbreakable.” ~C. JoyBell C.


“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” ~C. JoyBell C.


“It is beautiful to discover our wings and learn how to fly; flight is a beautiful process. But then to rest on the wings of God as He flies: this is divine.” ~C. JoyBell C.

"It’s the hard things that break; soft things don’t break. It was an epiphany I had today and I just wonder why it took me so very, very long to see it! You can waste so many years of your life trying to become something hard in order not to break; but it’s the soft things that can’t break! The hard things are the ones that shatter into a million pieces!" ~C. JoyBell C.


"Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don't know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more. " ~C. JoyBell C from Thyme and Again


"Peace is the number one beautiful ornament you can wear, I really believe that. They say you should always wear a smile, but I don't believe that you should "always" wear a smile, seriously, you're going to look stupid! But peace, you should always carry peace within you, its the most beautifying thing you could ever have or do. Peace makes your heart beautiful and it makes you look beautiful, too. You want to have perfect physical posture when you stand, sit, and walk, and peace is the perfect posture of the soul, really. Try perfect posture inside as well as outside. Peace creates grace and grace gives peace." ~C. JoyBell C.


“People have to forgive. We don’t have to like them, we don’t have to be friends with them, we don’t have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to forgive them, to overlook, to move on. Because if we don’t we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our wings to carry!” ~C. JoyBell C.


“The problem with letting people tear your walls down, is that you never know who wants to take down those walls just for the fun of it. For amusement purposes. Just to say that he knew that he could. At the end of the day…the things you build should stay built. And you are no scapegoat for the sins of other people, in anyone’s life. How dare anyone take down your walls not in order to see you; but only in order to feed their ego. In order to make you pay for sins not done by your own hands.” ~C. JoyBell C.

"The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.” ~ C. JoyBell C.


"The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes." ~C. JoyBell C.


"...the water lily has always been a water lily for that whole time that it was sprouting out of the wet soil, reaching up through the dark water towards the sunlight..." ~C. Joy Bell


"There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human - in not having to be just happy or just sad - in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time." ~C. JoyBell C.


“They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies and ignite the night like a phoenix; the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can't stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that's a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it!” ~C. Joybell C.


“We are all united by both pain and love. Both a smile and a wound. We are all united by these very basic yet very influential things, because we all recognize them, we all know what they feel like to have or to give. Everything else, all the other things that do not unite us— those things are all illusions. ” ~C. JoyBell C.


"We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better." ~C. JoyBell C.


“We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don't even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It's time to put an end to this. It's time for us to let ourselves be loved.” ~C. JoyBell C.


“When you see and know that your wellspring is an Eternal Source, and not other people around you, or your past experiences, not even your life story, that is when you are able to truly give to others, without running out and without feeling empty. Because I see God in everything that I touch and feel and think and because I believe that He sees me in everything, too, hence I am able to give to others without thinking of myself as limited source. What I have doesn't come from others, it doesn’t come from my life story and it doesn’t come from a box. What I have comes from a wellspring, an Eternal Source. The good news is that it never runs out, there is plenty for all and for everyone. ” ~C. JoyBell C.


“Why do we always begin to think about people when they die? I think we should think about people while they're still alive! That way, they can know that we're thinking about them! I always tell people when I'm thinking about them, or that I thought about them, or that I have been thinking about them and it almost always scares them away, but so what, I am practicing the art of life and if that is frightening to them then maybe they need to start living while they're still alive!” ~C. JoyBell C.


“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.” ~C. JoyBell C.


“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” ~C. JoyBell C.

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